However, it would have to be on a 'Live Aid' scale
Andrew Trendell

09:59 27th September 2013

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has said that he is 'ready' for another reunion with the 'classic' line-up of the band, but that it would have to be for a show on a similar scale to Live 8.

The prog-rock heroes have only appeared together as a full unit twice since 1985, once at 2005's worldwide fundraiser concert Live 8 and again at bassist Roger Water's The Wall Show at London's O2 Arena in 2011. 

Now, speaking to NME in London this week, drummer Nick Mason said that he was very much interested in reforming again - if the gig was on the right scale. 

"I would do it... I'm ready to go," said Mason. "I'm packed, I have my drum kit, a suitcase and a wash bag by my front door ready for it when I ever get the call. But I'm not holding my breath."

He continued: "Roger's really happy doing his own show, and David [Gilmour] I really don't think wants to do it – to have to deal with the whole business, the enormity of that project. I think Dave really enjoys operating on his own."

However, Mason stressed that the reunion was "unlikely but possible" unless they had a "good enough reason... an equivalent of Live Aid."

Listen to Pink Floyd's full reunion concert from Live 8 in 2005 below

Pink Floyd made headlines earlier this month when Roger Walters  admitted that he was 'wrong' to take legal action against the rest of the band, and that he deeply regrets suing them. 

After leaving the prog rock legends in 1985, Waters took former bandmates Nick Mason and David Gilmour to court for continuing to use of the Pink Floyd name and play their back catalogue. However, in a new interview with BBC World News’ HARDtalk, Waters admittedregretting his decisions in the 1980s. 

"I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong," said Waters. "Of course I was. Who cares? It was a commercial decision and in fact it’s one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something. Because when I went to these chaps and said 'listen we’re broke, this isn’t Pink Floyd anymore', they went 'what do you mean? That’s irrelevant, it is a label and it has commercial value, you can't say it’s going to cease to exist, you obviously haven’t looked back to Runnymede, you obviously don’t understand English jurisprudence…It’s not about what you think, it’s about…it’s what it is'."

He added: "The law is everything what we have, that’s what the Wall is about."

Below: Roger Waters Brings Pink Floyd's The Wall Tour To Dublin's O2

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